I'm a young fifty-nine year old male with Cervical Radiculopathy C5-C6-C7.
The pain is unbearable in my chest, left arm/elbow and wrist and lately, past week, the pain is increasing to the point where I can no longer sit or stand up, or incur any weight from the neck up.
I exercise my neck muscles daily.
Medications: lyrica, Tylenol 3, medicinal canabis oil.
At first, I can only get a date to see a neurosurgeon for Jan. 2018. Can you believe that? Up here in Canada, there's a big shortage of Neurosurgeons and psychiatrists!. This is the part of universal healthcare where it lacks. For immediate attention,no problems, but for long term specialists there's a problem.
Just my two cents here, and by the way, I want to thank you all for your comments, ideas and careful considerations in this community. It's good to know That you're all out there and care for each other.